Skirdechal open session

Skirdechal are performing at Three Bellies Brae, Kirriemuir on Sunday.

Skirdechal are performing at Three Bellies Brae, Kirriemuir on Sunday.

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Skirdechal, the Angus Council Youth Music Group, will host an open session of live traditional music on Sunday.

It runs from 3 to 6 p.m. at Three Bellies Brae, Kirriemuir as part of the 32nd Kirrie Festival.

Skirdechal are led by Katherine Liley, originally from Skye, who teaches Scottish fiddle in Angus schools. The band members, from all over the county of Angus, are aged 10 to 19. The repertoire features ‘good old tunes’ from the fiddle and piping traditions, plus some more modern tunes from all over Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton, Brittany and Galicia. The brilliant fiddlers will be to the fore on September 9 with other members on various instruments.

Skirdechal have released a CD entitled ‘Folk On The Water’, available to purchase at the festival and at the session, and features a grand mix of this Angus youth talent with the group playing fiddles, piano, accordion, percussion, flute and saxophone. All proceeds will go towards supporting the future of the group.